Jayson Werth Hires Scott Boras

Via Jim Salisbury on Twitter:

I just spoke to Scott Boras. He is Jayson Werth‘s new representative.

This has been rumored for a while now, but this looks official. This will almost definitely drive the price for Werth up. It also means that there will be a ton of misinformation leaked about this via Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman who is practically Scott Boras’ media partner.

It also means the Yankees aren’t likely to get involved because Brian Cashman doesn’t like dealing with Boras.

He did sign Mark Teixeira, who is represented by Boras, but there was very little negotiation involved there (Boras presented the Yankees with a last minute offer and they took it). Alex Rodriguez was represented by Boras, but when he signed his last contract with the Yankees Boras was not involved.

Other than those two, the only other Yankee represented by Boras is Andrew Brackman, but his situation is a bit different and that deal went down in 2007.

All other involvement between the Yankees and Boras was done a while ago now and usually was driven by George Steinbrenner, who had a very good relationship with Boras. There is no question though that the Yankees try to avoid Boras these days, only getting involved when they really want somebody (i.e. Teixeira).

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